20a Portugal Place
Tel: 01223 352999
Run by world renowned Italian cocktail shaker, Mario. Two bars, each with a TV. Quiz machine and bar billiards. Narrow patio outside. Fantastic menu with an Italian flavour in addition to traditional English food. New covered and decked outdoor area.
ADC actor and comedian David Mitchell used to drink here (and Rachel Weisz and Richard Ayoade)
CAMBRIDGE PHENOMENON FACT: Professor Crick used to live next door and came in for a pint when the Maypole first opened.
|Real ales||16 (plus 50 foreign speciality beers)||Outside seating||150|
What the pub says about themselves - please email in to firstname.lastname@example.org
Since 1982 the Castiglione’s have tried to keep the pub as traditional as possible, making only minor adjustments where necessary. The focus is very much on quality both with food and drinks, and above all service. It has been described as having “a locals atmosphere within the city centre”. In September 2009 the Castiglione’s purchased the freehold from Punch making the Maypole one of very few free houses in the centre and able to sell a greater selection of real ales and more importantly more local beers from smaller breweries.
What our readers say
Cambridge Edition - September 2013 "Super friendy city centre watering hole....cocktais, ales and home-made food."
What CAMRA say about this pub http://pubs.cambridge-camra.org.uk/
The Castiglione family, who have run this city centre pub for over 30 years, bought the freehold from Punch Taverns in 2009. It has since become a showcase for quality beers which won Vincent the Branch's first Real Ale Champion award in 2010. Up to sixteen beers on offer including local breweries. The interior comprises two rooms either side of the bar plus a large upstairs function room. A pleasant sun-trap patio also provides covered space for smokers. Food focuses on home-cooked Italian dishes.
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